How to secure your mobile?
Lock the phone
The easiest way to access the phone is if someone gets physical access to the phone, it is not locked just enter it. If you use pattern recognition, you may want to wipe the screen, otherwise it may be very easy to see your pattern.
Use tracking tools
Should you lose your phone, you will be able to use tracking tools to find it. For those who have it built in, remember to turn it on: Eg. Find the iPhone that is in the iCloud service. Or, for those who do not have this built-in, use a third-party solution. There are several such that you can download to your phone.
Use remote deletion tool
Should you lose your phone and you are afraid that someone will be able to get into it, you can use a tool to remotely delete the phone. Opportunity for this is also available in iCloud for iPhone. There are also other tools for other phones.
Back up your phone
You often have a lot on your phone that you do not want to lose, eg photos. There are several ways to do this. For example. cloud services like iCloud for iPhone. For other phone types, there are a number of apps and services that allow you to do this.
Think about which apps you download
First of all, you should not have more apps on your phone than you use. When you download an application, you get information about which resources the app will have access to. If you download a game, then you have to ask yourself: Do I really want this app to have access to my contact list, my call history, my location, etc.?
Also, be aware that criminals may create fake versions of apps and trick them into the App Store or Google Play. Always look at the publisher, how long the app has been out, the number of downloads and user reviews, and ask yourself if it looks right.
It’s also important not to install apps that do not come from the App Store or Google Play. Apps from third-party app stores are not as strictly controlled and may contain viruses.
Turn off the wireless network / Bluetooth when not in use
First, it uses extra battery power and prevents your phone from connecting to wireless networks that you do not want to connect to. Many apps and email programs then start sending and receiving data. If this goes unencrypted, someone with malicious intent will be able to see all your data traffic.
Encrypt data traffic
Some services allow for encryption, but it requires you to turn it on in the service. Then no one will be able to see your data. This is especially true of email if you use it on your phone.
Keep your mobile up to date
This applies to both apps and the operating system.
Also consider encrypting your cell phone
Should you lose it, no one will have access to the content. It will also help in relation to storage cards that are in the mobile. Here you often have pictures and the like. Should you obtain this card, you will not be able to retrieve the data on it.
Use your mobile phone as if it is a bank card
For example. Do not lend your mobile phone without your supervision. Do not tell anyone your PIN. On a regular phone today, you are welcome to have your online bank, your email, your Facebook account etc. Many people even have the option to unlock their car over the phone. Then we begin to understand what kind of values we carry around in our pockets.